Posts Tagged ‘protest

16
Mar
10

Are there limits to protest?

In Thailand hundreds if not thousands of red shirted anti-government protesters are donating their blood in order to collect it in bottles to throw at government buildings as a ritual sacrificial offering. They claim this is a demonstration of love for their country.  Is this a protest too far? Continue reading ‘Are there limits to protest?’

07
Dec
09

On air: Iran protests

Iranian police have clashed with opposition supporters in the latest sign that the fall-out from the election continues. We’ll do our best to speak to all sides to find out what they’ve seen, and what they want. (Though I’ll admit that finding an English-speaking Iranian policeman who’s prepared to speak to us may be beyond even our producers.) If you have any questions as well as comments, please post them here.

02
Apr
09

Talking Points for 2 April

_45625936_sarkozy_pa_i466Many world leaders are arriving for the actual G20 summit in London… But with France threatening to walk out unless tough financial regulation is agreed by everyone, do you agree with Sarkozy?

Is this the end for Anglo-Saxon capitalism? Have a read of Paul Mason’s blog here.

Continue reading ‘Talking Points for 2 April’

10
Dec
08

On air: Greece is the word

Four days of violence and protests  may well bring an unpopular government down in a seemingly untroubled part of the EU. Today a general strike has been called to “up the ante”.

Continue reading ‘On air: Greece is the word’

09
Jun
08

Should we try and lower fuel prices?

I might not need to ask Spanish truck drivers and French fishermen to know their answer, but there’s a fierce debate surrounding the fuel prices that are affecting everyone’s live. There are protests all over the world. Here are some of the arguments being made.
Continue reading ‘Should we try and lower fuel prices?’

09
Jun
08

Do you protest at the protestors?

The main World Have Your Say debate today is about how to react to high fuel prices, but I’d also be interested to hear your views about the protests. Thousands of lorry drivers in Spain have been blocking roads been France and Spain because they say the price of diesel is crippling them. People have already been queueing up for petrol, And there have been long lines at supermarkets. Do you think the truckers have a right to make their protest in this way? Or are they just stopping other people going about their business?




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